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Labour news from Africa


Algeria

Global unions call for urgent ILO intervention in Algeria 2020-02-15 [IndustriALL]
PSI denounces ongoing repression against independent unions 2020-02-12 [PSI]
Crackdown on independent trade unions 2020-02-06 [Open Democracy]


Angola

Angolan railway workers strike over better pay, conditions 2019-01-26 [Africa News]
Higher education teacher's union threaten strike in October 2017-09-20 [Xinhua]
Child Labour Compromises Children's Future - Jurist 2017-06-15 [Angola Press]


Benin

Urgent regional cooperation needed to tackle rising piracy attacks in Gulf of Guinea 2019-11-11 [ITF]
Unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-21 [IndustriALL]
Benin unions agree to cooperate 2018-07-20 [IndustriALL]


Botswana

BFTU to BR: Account for train accident 2019-12-16 [The Monitor]
Bonu urges electoral act reform 2019-10-10 [The Monitor]
BOFEPUSU adopts neutral stance on political support 2019-10-10 [The Monitor]


Burkina Faso

Santé: Opération 'caisses vides' 2019-06-07 [Le Podcast Journal]
600 Burkinabe mineworkers who lost jobs after mine closure demand fair compensation 2019-03-01 [IndustriALL]
Un syndicat impatient pour le changement de statut des Editions SIDWAYA et de la RTB 2019-01-01 [Wakat Sera]


Burundi

IFJ condemns arrest of broadcast journalist 2019-05-08 [IFJ]
Despite the crisis, STEB has been able to develop the skills of new union leaders 2018-10-05 [Education International]
Deductions from workers' salaries to pay for elections 2018-02-03 [The Graphic]


Cameroon

Unions denounce ongoing violence in schools 2020-02-08 [Education International]
Founder of McIntyre Powder Project encouraged by privacy commissioner's ruling 2020-01-02 [CBC]
Community radio presenter abducted 2019-09-06 [IFJ]


Cape Verde

Gov't approves creation of unemployment benefits, reviews labour code 2016-01-06 [macauhub]
SOCIAL PROTECTION IN CABO VERDE: THE LITTLE ARCHIPELAGO THAT COULD 2015-06-08 [Equal Times]


Chad

A quarterly trade union newsletter resulting from successful development cooperation 2019-05-25 [EI]
Labor Unions End 5-Month Strike Amid Talks With Government 2018-10-27 [Bloomberg]
Chad vows to frizzle out civil servant strike 2018-07-05 [Le Journal]


Comoros


Congo


Cote Divoire

Grève aux impôts, la FESY-DGI a déposé son préavis et ... 2019-09-01 [Koaci]
La COSEFCI suspend à nouveau son mot d’ordre de grève pour 3 mois 2019-06-03 [Initiative]
Government investment in private schools: a bad bet for the future of the young and the country 2019-04-10 [EI]


Djibouti

ITUC demands an end to repression against teachers and railway workers 2019-07-10 [ITUC]
Teachers are being unfairly imprisoned 2019-06-28 [Education International]
Citizens outraged at cheap labour deportation 2017-09-29 [IOL]


Egypt

Ten icons of Egypts 2011 revolution now languishing in prison 2020-01-28 [Middle East Eye]
The road to exile:A love letter to exiles about revolutions, authoritarianism, and the brutal dictatorship in Egypt 2020-01-19 [Opendemocracy]
Giulio Regeni: Egypt tried to cover up murder, Italy says 2019-12-19 [BBC]


Equatorial Guinea

Free Ramón Esono Ebalé! 2017-12-06 [Equal Times]
INVESTMENT IN EQUATORIAL GUINEA WILL NOT END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES 2015-06-24 [Equal Times]


Eritrea

President Held Discussions With Workers' Organizations 2017-04-08 [Shabait]
Africans to sue Canadian mining firm for alleged abuses 2016-10-08 [The Times-Union]
FROM ERITREA TO DENMARK: A PERILOUS JOURNEY CAPTURED ON A CELL PHONE 2016-03-21 [Equal Times]


Ethiopia

Garment workers in Ethiopia need strong unions 2019-12-03 [IndustriALL]
Ethiopia: towards a common collective bargaining strategy 2019-11-29 [IndustriALL]
Unions enlighten Ethiopia on collective bargaining 2019-08-24 [Just Style]


Gabon

Oil workers' strike halts Vaalco terminal output 2019-03-28 [Reuters]
Oil workers suspend VAALCO terminal strike 2019-03-28 [NASDAQ]
Oil union calls off strike at Total facilities 2018-12-12 [Reuters]


Gambia

Ex-president Jammeh must be tried for the murder of journalist and union leader 2019-07-26 [IFJ]
Union at forefront of push for authorities to strengthen press freedom 2019-06-28 [IFJ]
Drivers Union Observes A Day Off In Solidarity With Members, Villagers 2018-06-22 [Foroyaa]


Ghana

GAWU organises community durbar on Child Labour 2020-01-24 [Business Ghana]
Mine Workers Union elects new officers 2020-01-06 [Graphic]
Mine Workers Union Elects New Officers 2020-01-06 [Modern Ghana]


Guinea-Bissau

Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal 2018-08-03 [The Daily Mail]
Civil servants strike over salary increase demands 2018-07-25 [Africa News]
No news in Guinea-Bissa as public media workers join strike 2018-07-18 [Vanguard]


Kenya

Deadly stampede in school highlights dangers of overcrowding and poor infrastructure 2020-02-11 [Education International]
Video of Chinese man caning Kenyan worker sparks outrage 2020-02-10 [CITY]
Moi was quick to fix workers woes to avert strikes 2020-02-09 [The Standard]


Lesotho

Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth 2019-11-26 [Daily Maverick]
Striking teachers salaries docked 2019-10-03 [Lesotho Times]
Spies up in arms over delayed wage increases 2019-09-30 [Lesotho Times]


Liberia

Agricultural Company Workers Stage Go-Slow Over Company's 'Cold Shoulder' Towards Collective Bargaining Agreement 2020-01-24 [FPA]
Renewed fight against increasing privatisation 2019-11-08 [Education International]
Solidarity with public health workers 2019-10-03 [PSI]


Libya

Journalist arbitrarily arrested by intelligence services at Tripoli airport 2019-12-19 [IFJ]
Union of Oil and Gas Workers demand pay rise 2019-08-26 [The Observer]
NOC calls for safe return of head of oil union taken in east 2019-05-05 [Reuters]


Madagascar

IndustriALL and Rio Tinto set QIT Madagascar Minerals on the path to constructive social dialogue 2019-02-18 [IndustriALL]
Victory as strike ends at Rio Tinto QMM in Fort-Dauphin, Madagascar 2018-03-14 [IndustriALL]
IndustriALL and Rio Tinto make joint mission to Madagascar 2018-02-09 [IndustriALL]


Malawi

Teachers’ strike and student support force government to pay salary arrears 2020-01-31 [EI]
Teachers’ strike and student support force government to pay salary arrears 2020-01-29 [Education International]
Workplace sexual harassment cases have reduced 2019-12-31 [Nyasa Times]


Mali

Kayes: les Syndicats de l’Education en grève de 72h 2019-11-30 [Ici Lome]
Seven teachers abducted from their school by Jihadist group 2019-10-27 [EI]
Rail workers get ITF union support after deadly hunger strike 2019-03-25 [ITF]


Mauritania

Extraction aurifère: l'ultimatum des travailleurs de Tasiast ... 2019-08-20 [Le 360]
Workers likely to return later on Sunday 2018-03-21 [Steel Guru]
Iron ore miners end strike 2018-03-19 [Le Journal]


Mauritius

CMWEU fights for 150 Indian migrant workers 2020-02-15 [BWI]
Workers’ Rights Act amendments a victory for Mauritius unions 2019-10-27 [IndustriALL]
CTSP and its affiliates achieve victory after 16 years 2019-10-14 [BWI]


Morocco

Report highlights inequities caused by increased privatisation of education 2020-01-31 [IE]
Workers Protest Morocco’s Moves to Limit Strikes 2019-08-06 [Solidarity Center]
American Labor Organization Urges Morocco to Review Legislation on Labor, Right to Strike 2019-08-04 [MWN]


Mozambique

Unions in Mozambique empowering workers 2019-12-04 [IndustriALL]
Educators set up a trade union to open social dialogue and improve teachers’ conditions 2019-09-05 [EI]
PSI mourns death and destruction left by Cyclone Idai 2019-03-21 [PSI]


Namibia

MANWU members on strike to stop mistreatment 2020-02-11 [BWI]
Union Takes On August 26 Over Retrenchments 2020-01-24 [allAfrica]
Give farm workers a day off to vote – Nguvauva 2019-11-12 [The New Era]


Niger

Mine closure huge blow to workers 2019-11-11 [IndustriALL]
Reality of Right to Health in Niger - Political commitment needed 2019-05-01 [PSI]
United teachers demand that government fulfill its promises 2016-12-10 [Education International]


Nigeria

Minimum Wage - Kogi Workers to Get Better Deal ⁠- NLC Chairman 2020-02-14 [Vanguard]
Disquiet as NIMC workers move to join new labour union 2020-02-09 [Punch]
Oil Workers Take Battle to GE 2020-02-09 [This Day]


Rwanda

Fresh appeal for new minimum wage on Labour Day 2019-05-02 [Xinhua]
Labour union demands better safety for miners 2018-06-10 [The New Times]
Illegally dismissed SYPELGAZ trade union members to return to court on June 4 2018-05-28 [PSI]


Sao Tome and Principe


Senegal

BBC Afrique fires journalist over a controversial interview on the role of France in Rwanda 2020-02-12 [IFJ]
SNTC / BTP protests against debts due to construction companies 2019-05-28 [BWI]
ITF backs Senegalese workers in BRT project 2019-05-20 [ITF]


Seychelles


Sierra Leone

SANparks employees plan to embark on nationwide strike 2019-09-13 [The Times]
Increasing cost of living pushes workers in glass sector to strike 2019-08-26 [The Times]
On Labour Day…….. Workers Praise President Bio 2019-05-05 [Global Times]


Somalia

Unions Want Infrastructure Funded by Pensions 2020-01-30 [Bloomberg]
Journalist arrested and jailed 2019-11-01 [IFJ]
Authorities release detained journalist after coerced confession 2019-10-23 [IFJ]


South Africa

Labour Court subverted workers’ rights! Our members are taxpayers too! – Numsa 2020-02-16 [Cape Talk radio]
KwaZulu-Natal COSATU: Interests of sacked members come ahead of relations with ANC 2020-02-16 [Eyewitness News]
Union not open to renegotiating wage agreements 2020-02-16 [Reuters/HeraldLIVE]


South Sudan

Sowing the seeds of peace in South Sudan 2019-04-17 [Equal Times]
Oil employees call off deliberate strike 2019-03-19 [Brinkwire]
South Sudan: Pythagoras in the trenches 2017-08-10 [Equal Times]


Swaziland

RSSC opens up, invites all stakeholders 2019-12-20 [Swazi Observer]
Bread price goes up 2019-11-10 [Times of Swaziland]
Cops who electrocuted teacher still free 2019-11-07 [Times of Swaziland]


Sudan

Communist Party of Sudan decries dissolution of unions 2020-01-10 [Radio Dabanga]
African journalists strongly condemn dissolution of Sudanese journalists’ union as a gross human rights violation 2019-12-17 [IFJ]
IFJ demands authorities reverse decision to ban journalists' union 2019-12-16 [IFJ]


Tanzania

Police arrest prominent investigative journalist 2019-08-01 [IFJ]
Informal transport workers boost union membership 2019-02-28 [ITF]
IFJ regrets the death of journalist Timothy Kitundu 2019-02-25 [IFJ]


Togo

Health workers intensify calls on government to address deplorable conditions 2018-04-02 [PSI]
Togo unionists poised for week-long strike 2018-03-18 [journalducameroun]
Healthcare workers join strike as protests mount 2018-02-01 [News 24]


Tunisia

Tunisie : les taxis individuels maintiennent la grève 2020-02-16 [Kapitalis]
“La plupart des conflits collectifs du travail sont réglés dans le cadre des négociations collectives et du dialogue social” 2019-10-25 [Direct Info]
UNI Day Tunisia! 2019-07-10 [UNI Global Union]


Uganda

NOTU warns finance ministry on saved funds 2019-11-11 [NTV]
Defending Workers with Disabilities: Geofrey’s Story 2019-08-12 [PSI]
“Challenging power isn’t polite and beautiful”: Dr Stella Nyanzi and the right to impolite in Uganda 2019-06-28 [Equal Times]


Western Sahara

National Teacher's Day commemorated in the Wilaya of Aaiun 2019-01-02 [SPS]
UGTSARIO celebrates National Day of Sahrawi Workers 2018-10-21 [SPS]
Sahrawi Lawyers Union denounces plunder of Western Sahara resources 2018-01-03 [SPS]


Zambia

UNZALARU seeks legal redress over recognition agreement termination 2020-02-09 [The Mast]
MUZ Goes Ahead To Sign 7% Salary Increment For Workers, Despite It Being Rejected 2020-02-09 [Reports]
Kagem signs wage agreement with unions 2020-01-24 [Mining Weekly]


Zimbabwe

Strike imminent as workers, employers hit deadlock over minimum wage 2020-02-16 [ZimEye]
ZCTU demands minimum age, mobilises for action 2020-02-14 [ZimEye]
ZCTU snubs ‘illegal’ POLAD’s economic summit invite 2020-02-14 [New Zimbabwe]
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